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Cosmopolitan Animals (Hardcover)

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In what ways can we conceptualise cosmopolitanisms which are not solely human? What does it take to embrace other animals as fellow creatures; where and how are such relationships made possible?With a preface by Donna Haraway, Cosmopolitan Animals is the first edited collection to place the question of animals at the centre of cosmopolitical inquiry. Drawing upon recent scholarship on cosmopolitanism and animal studies, the volume asks what new possibilities and permutations of cosmopolitanism can emerge by taking seriously our sharing, co-existing and 'becoming-with' animals. Edited by a team of six, and featuring chapters by leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this collective effort examines knots of human-animal relationships from different angles. It is argued that animals are important players in cosmopolitics, and that worldliness is far from being a human monopoly.
In what ways can we conceptualise cosmopolitanisms which are not solely human? What does it take to embrace other animals as fellow creatures; where and how are such relationships made possible?

With a preface by Donna Haraway, Cosmopolitan Animals is the first edited collection to place the question of animals at the centre of cosmopolitical inquiry. Drawing upon recent scholarship on cosmopolitanism and animal studies, the volume asks what new possibilities and permutations of cosmopolitanism can emerge by taking seriously our sharing, co-existing and 'becoming-with' animals. Edited by a team of six, and featuring chapters by leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this collective effort examines knots of human-animal relationships from different angles. The volume is divided into four sections, each establishing a key theoretical domain and introduced by a short essay laying out the terrain of enquiry: 'Cosmopolitics', 'Hospitality', 'Companionship' and 'The Postcolonial'.

Together, we call for a fresh awareness that animals are important players in cosmopolitics, and that worldliness is far from being a human monopoly.

Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Political, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 46770086
UPC: 9781137376275
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9513

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